We got back from our road trip pretty late, so we didn't post anything for Day 8. To make up for this gross omission, we will post our first video ever. This is Sage nursing some of her kits.
This is not normally how the nursing of kits occurs. Normally, Sage will hop into the nest box once or twice a day. However, Charlotte is concerned that Sage could be in the first stages of developing mastitis. The early treatment for this is putting the kits onto the mother and getting them to nurse as much as possible. So this is what Charlotte does a few times a day. She sits on the floor with Sage belly up between her legs and then puts the kits on the most affected areas.